Thursday, August 11, 2005

 

Things that make Ney's sphincter pucker

Things like this:
AP NewsBreak: Miami Fraud Indictment Expected for Washington Lobbyist Abramoff

MIAMI (AP) - Federal prosecutors are seeking bank fraud charges against lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a key figure in investigations involving House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, The Associated Press learned Thursday.

The charges stem from the 2000 purchase by Abramoff and his partners of SunCruz Casinos and the alleged use of a fake wire transfer to defraud two lenders out of some $60 million to finance the deal, according to a federal law enforcement official.

A grand jury in Fort Lauderdale was expected to return an indictment against Abramoff and an associate, New York businessman Adam Kidan, 36, as early as Thursday, federal law enforcement sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the grand jury indictment had not been unsealed and arrests were still pending.
What's this have to do with Congressman Ney? Abramoff and Kidan were apparently on business terms with Ney at the time the SunCruz dealings were going down. The Daily Delay Blog laid Ney's involvement and the outstanding questions for the Bob here.

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